University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine
Professor John T O’Brien is Professor of Old Age Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge and Honorary Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Trust and Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust. He is also a National Institute for Health Research Emeritus Senior Investigator and a Fellow of the UK Academy of Medical Sciences.
His research interests include: the application of neuroimaging in old age psychiatry; dementia with Lewy bodies; the role of vascular factors in dementia and depression and clinical trials. He has published over 600 peer-reviewed papers on these topics and has been a member of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), British Association of Psychopharmacology, European Federation of Neurological Sciences and European Stroke Association Dementia Guideline groups. He is a recipient of the Royal College of Psychiatrists Lifetime Achievement award in Older People’s Mental Health.
His other current roles include being the NIHR National Specialty Lead for Dementia and Treasurer of the International Vas-Cog Society.